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14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Course entry requirements: See entrance requirements for the Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management

Course outline:

The course aims to provide the theoretical background and practical application in portfolio optimization. The course covers the following topics: the efficient market hypothesis, modern portfolio theory, investment policy and portfolio creation, performance attribution analysis, and measurement of portfolio returns. The course enables students to utilize practically the material taught should they wish to act as practitioners in this field of financial economics.

DP requirements: None

Lecture Times: Lectures are twice a week in the evenings Or on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.

Assessment: Examination 70%; other assessments 30%

Last updated : 29 May 2019

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